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MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
crazy as it may sound. they're talking the legal talk here. congresswoman michele bachmann said on fox today that the president has rewritten the constitution for himself. listen to her. >> he doesn't want to be bound by any law, and that's the rub. the constitution says no man is above the law including the president of the united states. he has rewritten the constitution for himself as a part of his effort to fundamentally transform the united states of america. >> so with these kind of charges, i don't know how she claims he has rewritten it, but it begins the legal basis of trying to have a serious kind of discussion that is outrageous, ryan. >> sure. and she just lives in another world here. you know, in the real world where the rest of us live, there are progressive immigration activists who are, you know, begging the president to slow down on deportations because comprehensive immigration reform can't get through the house. and obama says, look, the laws are on the books. it's my job to carry out these laws. you know, if i could, i would stop these deportations. that's what
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
and unknown to see the dawn of a new day. michelle and i are beneficiaries of that struggle. but in america and in south africa and in countries all around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done. and so we, too, must act on behalf of justice. we, too, must act on behalf of peace. >> mandela inspired countless people around the world including president obama who spoke from the heart in personal terms. >> it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and it sent me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. and while i will always fall short of madiba's example, he makes me want to be a better man. he speaks to what's best inside us. >> he speaks to what's best inside us. nelson mandela is one of those rare people that does not plot their life based on some career goals. there was no way when he stood up for his country and went to jail sentenced to life that he would know at his funeral, 90 heads of states would be there. you can't plan that career. you can only lose yourself in a bigger cause. thanks for watchi
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
sure we didn't go hungry. when michelle, the daughter of a shift worker at a water plant and a secretary, wanted to go to college, just like me, this country helped us afford it. until we could pay it back. so it drives me as a grandson, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working, optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the same, the same incredible chance that this country gave him. it's a vision of fairness, jeopardized by a growing gap between rich and poor. look at this chart. this blue line shows the average income of the bottom 90% since 1960. in that time, the average income has grown by 22%. now let at the red line showing the income of the top 1%. look at that dramatic difference. the top 1% has grown by 271% in the same period of time. 271%. this is what president obama is fighting to change. and today he laid out his vision for the future, a vision of fairness, of equality and of opportunity in education, in worker's rights and a fair shot for everyone getting this done. but it won't
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